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The Slovak Republic is a land of ancient castles


Slovakia is not an ordinary European country, which is interesting to talk about, but it is even more interesting to visit it — an underrated pearl and a country with a very rich history. There are more than a hundred castles and twice as many palaces built in different periods of history on its territory. This post is dedicated to the amazing sights of the Slovak Republic.

Briefly about Slovakia

Zdiar, Slovakia

The Slovak Republic, with its capital Bratislava, is located in central Europe.. The country is small, but very picturesque, but there is no access to the sea. For travelers, there will be an interesting history and architecture of Slovakia, many attractions and incredibly beautiful mountains with snow-capped peaks. A traditional sightseeing tour can be absolutely fabulous, because this country is full of amazing places.


Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovakia is known to many for its architectural structures — castles and palaces. This distinctive feature creates a special feeling of antiquity, and, of course, fans of modern cities may not like it, where glass and concrete take the place of natural landscapes and materials.

Bratislava Old Town

Bratislava Old Town, Slovakia evening

Unusual old houses that harmoniously combine the architectural styles of Baroque, classicism and Gothic, fantastic streets – Bratislava is a very beautiful city, especially in the evening. The square of the capital is considered a tourist attraction, there are many restaurants and cafes, stone pavements for leisurely city walks among the stunning architecture.

The main square hosts events and fairs in honor of major holidays — Easter and Holy Christmas, bringing together a large number of local residents and guests of the capital.

Devin Castle

The ruins of Devin Castle in the Slovak Republic

Devin Castle is a popular attraction, it is the ruins of an ancient fortress. Thanks to the well-chosen building material, the castle has been perfectly preserved for several centuries, and, as if, is an extension of the mountain. At one time, he performed an exclusively defensive function. On the way to the fortress, you can see the place where the Orthodox church, made in the Byzantine style, was located.

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle in Slovakia

Perhaps this is the most popular and famous attraction in Slovakia, which is located in the capital. It is this memorable silhouette that is depicted on most souvenirs. Bratislava Castle includes four wings, which are united by low towers, which makes the castle so characteristic and unusual. It is interesting to know that its walls, at one time, resisted even the onslaught of the Mongol invasion. Now there are two museums in the castle, which are dedicated to folklore.

Spishskaya fortress

Spis Fortress, Slovakia

The Spishskaya fortress (Spishsky Grad) is one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Built at the turn of the XI and XII centuries, and rebuilt several times between the XIV and XVII centuries, the fortress is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Today it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Slovenia.

The castle of the Loophole

The castle of the Loophole. Slovakia

One of the oldest and most beautiful castles in Europe, Bojnice, is located in a romantic hollow on the outskirts of the city of the same name. It was built in the XII century, and in 1899-1909 it was restored and rebuilt following the example of French castles. Bojnice offers its visitors not only a historical tour, but also a variety of activities. There is a zoo and a thermal pool in the vicinity of the castle. And the "International Ghost Festival" held here is one of the most popular and visited events.

Orava Castle

Orava Castle, Slovakia

Oravsky Castle stands on a cliff above the Orava River, near the village of Oravsky Podzamok. Its history began in the XIII century, and the castle acquired its final form in the XVII century.

Trenchian Fortress

Trenčiansky hrad

Trenchian fortress is inextricably linked with the name of Matusz Chuck Trenchian, the most famous feudal lord in the history of Slovakia. The history of the Trenchian fortress, towering on a mountain above the city of Trenchin, begins back in the time of the Roman Empire, with archaeological evidence for this. Today the fortress is a national monument of architecture.

What to do for a tourist in Slovakia

Ski resort in the Slovak Republic

Slovakia is remarkable for its diversity of not only cultural sites, but also picturesque natural landscapes. The Slovak Republic offers activities to tourists of a wide variety of profiles: dozens of cross-country hiking trails, ski resorts, river rafting and even horse riding.

The routes of many hiking trips in Slovakia pass through the most beautiful area of the Lesser Carpathians. The mountain system stretching across the whole of eastern and central Europe comes almost to Bratislava itself.


March 19, 2024 04:51 pm



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